April 27, 2015



ASU speech team repeat national champs

The Arizona State University Forensics (speech) team continued a remarkable awards season, repeating their National Championship in Division II of the President's Sweepstakes at the National Forensics Association National Tournament.


Majority of state's brightest Flinn Scholars choose ASU

The Flinn Scholarship, valued at $115,000, aims to keep Arizona's best and brightest students in their home state. Of this year's 21 recipients, 15 will be attending ASU in the fall – and 14 of those are enrolled in Barrett, the Honors College.


ASU journalism students develop light-rail app for Apple Watch

ASU Cronkite School students recently completed On Time PHX, a free mobile app designed for the Apple Watch and iPhone that delivers real-time information, maps and alerts for Phoenix Valley Metro light-rail commuters.


ASU engineering student awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarship

Impressive achievements in the classroom, in the laboratory and in community service helped an ASU engineering student win one of the nation’s top scholarships.


Changemaker Challenge winners reach out to those expressing thoughts of suicide on social media

ARKHumanity – which came about at a hackathon co-sponsored by ASU – developed technology that scans Twitter for suicide or self-harm threats and connects the author with immediate support. It won $10,000 seed money through the ASU Changemaker Challenge.


New director aspires to make ASU an even better place for international students

A former international student himself, Holly Singh was recently named director of the International Students and Scholars Center at ASU.


University | Students:  Progress of ASU, Starbucks partnership profiled

The May 2015 issue of The Atlantic features an article titled "The Upwardly Mobile Barista" in which it tells the story of several Starbucks employees who are benefiting from the new educational model.


ASU, edX reimagine first year of college

ASU and edX have created a transformative approach to learning that offers an innovative, flexible admissions process and credit for open online courses, providing students significant savings.


Business | Students | News coverage:  Firms seek consulting advice from ASU students

Imagine getting the chance to work with chief executives on real-world projects in your career field, before you even have a degree. That's what students at ASU's W. P. Carey School of Business are doing, thanks to the school's New Venture Group.


Industry experts offer 7 tips to help students land jobs

Experts from Honeywell, Intel, Northrup Grumman and other industries offered tips for landing a dream job at a recent ASU conference.

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